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Re: A question and and a favor...
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Thanks trotter.

I believe it was the US 15th printing (second edition still) where HM started using their own (bigger sheets).

Posted on: 2013/4/25 20:42


Re: A question and and a favor...
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> Tolkien did the artwork himself before the 1st UK printing in 1937 and he is also designed the bindings of the book.

Thanks. I knew that he did the artwork, I was just curious if it had a name similar the "wilderland map" for example.

>If you are interested in seeing how he did it, then look at Findegil's definitive reference book on the subject "The Art of the Hobbit", and if you don't already have a copy, then you should remedy this as soon as possible.

I bought a copy as soon as it came out but I have not had a chance to read it yet. I will make a point of doing so in the very near future.

>I had the pleasure of looking at the original final copy of the dust-wrapper from the Professor last month and it is fantastic, made my day

Jealous!

Thank you for the response.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 12:34


A question and and a favor... [US Hobbit publishing Hx]
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First my question:

What is the name of the standard artwork on the hobbit cover?

This one:

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Now my favor. Im working to try and flesh out the publishing history of later printings of the Hobbit from Houghton Mifflin and I have some gaps in the information I could find.

If you have any of the following printings of the Houghton Mifflin hardcover hobbit:

36
40
41
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53

Could you please report here on:

- Stated Price
- Color of boards
- Color of printing on boards
- Brief description of text on inside front flap
- Brief description of text on inside back flap
- Most recent copyright date on copyright page
- Does the copyright page reference any UK editions?
- What is the full numberline (if any)
- If you bought it new, do you remember what year it was?
- Are there any owner inscribed dates written in the book?

This would be extremely helpful to me. Any pictures would be great.

When Im done I'll report back here with a summary of my data.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Posted on: 2013/4/24 11:24

Edited by Khaml on 2013/4/24 13:51:05


HM Hardback Hobbit printing dates
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Does anyone know if there is any information out there for the various Houghton Mifflin Company 3rd edition Hobbit printings?

For example I have a copy that is a stated 34th printing and priced $6.95. Does anyone know how I can find the print year?

Im curious about the history of the 3rd edition printings.

Thanks.

Posted on: 2013/4/17 15:33


Re: Bibliomania
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Im sad to say that Nigel Williams passed away recently. I knew of him from the wine collecting world.

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